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The Oaxaca Yoga Program

JAN 13 – ARRIVE 
5pm -7pm –  Opening Yoga & Ceremony – B&B
8:00pm – Dinner at Origen

JAN 14 – SMELL
8am – Yoga
breakfast (because of cooking class :))
10:15am- Cooking Class & Market Tour w/ Origen + Lunch
5:00pm – Creative Session
7:30pm – Dinner on own

JAN 15 – SEE

8:00am-9:00am –  Yoga
9:00-9:45am – Breakfast – Quick Breakfast
9:45 – Depart – This is the important factor.
10:00am- 12pm – MONTE ALBAN
12:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:30 – Taller Jacobo
4:00 – Santa Catarina Minas – w/ Dinner
6:00 – Dinner at Sacapalabras
8:00 – Return

JAN 16 – LISTEN

8-9:15am Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast at B&B
10:30am – Santo Domingo visit + Free Time
1pm – Lunch on own at Merced Market (we take you there and you do your own thing – meet back at the studio) Best tamales, manelas, tortillas,
5:00-6:30 – Creative Session at Hotel
7:30 –  Dinner

JAN 17 – TASTE

7:30 – Meditation
8:00am – Breakfast
8:45 – Depart
10:15 – 12:00 – Optional to Hierva el Agua
12:30 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Visit Local Textile Master – Shopping in Teotitlan de Valle
5:00 – Yoga & Creative Session
8:00 – Dinner at Criollo  (confirmed) (leave at 7:45)

JAN 18 – FEEL 

8am – Yoga
9:30-1:30pm – Breakfast & Cooking Class & Lunch
Afternoon Free
5:00 – Closing Circle
7pm – Family Style Dinner

JAN 19 – INTEGRATE

7:15 – Hot Water & Lemon
8:00 – Breakfast & Departure

Where is this retreat and how do/when do I get there?

Fly into Xoxocotlán International Airport and taxi to Hotel on your own.

**Arrival transfers are not included. Estimated cost is $20-30 per taxi. Most flights arrive in the afternoon, so we often recommend guests arrive a night early and stay at the Hotel (Diablo y Sandia) or at a hotel nearby. Return transfers to airport on last day are included.

Start Time: 5:30 pm on first day for Yoga & Opening Circle

End Time: After breakfast on the last day (no yoga on this morning)

Oaxaca: Oaxaca is the capital of the state of the same name. Oaxaca city’s pleasantly mild climate, due to its altitude of 5000 feet above sea level, is but one many reasons to visit. Rich in history and culture, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. You needn’t be concerned about safety here; Oaxaca is one of the safest Mexican tourist destinations you could choose.

Where we stay: El Diablo y Sandia, Address: 121 Boca del Monte esq. Tinoco y Palacios Oaxaca, 68000.

Email: boca@eldiabloylasandia.com Phone:+52 9512077096

The House: This colonial house was renovated in the 50´s by a Oaxacan family who moved to the city from the coast. The house maintains it’s original adobe walls as well as it’s traditional tile floors. Some of the furniture is also the original of the house. We renovated all the bathrooms and terraces. Stunning views of the patio from all rooms Two blocks from a popular street with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Several Outdoor spaces and Terraces Delicious breakfast included Colorfull and tastefully decorated with regional handcrafts.

What will the retreat be like?

WHAT’S INCLUDED/WHAT’S NOT

What is Included?

  • 6 nights shared accommodation at Diablo y Sandia
  • 1 cooking classes and meals with Oaxaca’s best chefs
  • Market & Shopping Tour
  • Daily yoga classes
  • All breakfasts, most dinners, 2 lunches
  • Visit to Monte Alban
  • Visit and tasting at Mezcal Palenque (farm)
  • Transportation for all excursions
  • The best food of your life! (we think)

What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport and airport taxis
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals

ROOMING OPTIONS:

1) Shared Room 3-4 People Twin Beds – Private Bath
2) Shared Room 2 People (2 Twin or 1 Queen/King) – Public Bath
3) Shared Room 2 People (2 Twin or 1 Queen/King) – Private Bath

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast included: (fruit, juice, coffee or tea, bread and jam and a main traditional Oaxacan dish)
Unlimited phone calls to the US, Mexico and Oaxaca
The kitchen is for everyone!
Touristic information and orientation on what to do and where to go
Laundry Services Available at extra cost
Paragliding Flights
They also have our own brand of Mezcal. Taste if you’d like!

NOURISHMENT

Food & Dietary Restrictions: Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know your needs when you register.

LOGISTICS

Wi-fi: yes

Weather: In Oaxaca, the month of January is characterized by temperature highs around 74°F to 77°F, rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 66°F. Daily low temperatures are around 50°F. Currency/Cash/CC: The Mexican peso, 1 USD = 17-18 Pesos

Visa & Vaccines: Passport needed valid to 6 months after departure date. For travel health information, visit here and ask your doctor. “You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination… “Most travelers get travel vaccines and medicines for Hepatitis A and Typhoid.”

Language Spoken at Destination: Spanish and English

Travel Insurance

If international: Yes, YOGASCAPES requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage.

 

When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.

How do I prepare for my yoga retreat in Oaxaca?

PACKING TIPS:

Packing List:
Passport (check that it will be valid) and copy that you keep separately
Yoga & exercise clothing- (multiple pairs)
Comfortable walking shoes/lightweight hiking boots
Slip on shoes/Sandals for around hotels
Comfortable socks
Swimsuit (multiple pairs)
Casual Clothing & Warm layers (long sleeve, jacket, sweats)
Journal and Pen
A good book or two
Rain jacket/poncho & Plastic bags for packing
Snacks – Bring anything you know you’ll want to be snacking on so that if the food doesn’t sit well with you you’ll have some back up. Always good to have some granola bars etc.
Water bottle to refill
Sunscreen & Hat & Sun Glasses & Lip Balm
Bug repellent (not necessary)
Moisturizer/ Aloe / Coconut Oil
Camera & Chargers
Digital Alarm Clock or Watch
Small day backpack (highly recommended)
Hat/Cover up
Hair ties
Ear plugs
Toiletries (bring soap/shampoo etc.)
Credit Card, Debit Card, (check foreign transaction fees – Capital One usually is good)
Cash for gratuities, purchases, optional excursions and treatments. We suggest about $10/day.
Open heart & sense of adventure

 

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What else do I need to know?

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